Asian Arts & Culture Program

AACP and Five College Collaborations for 2017-18 Season

October 1-3, Totman Dance Studio 202, UMass 

Compagnie Hervé Koubi Residency Project (Workshops and Presentation)

Hervé Koubi is a rising star on the international dance scene. His company combines contemporary and urban dance movements, capoeira, and martial arts with powerful imagery and inspired choreography, giving audiences the feeling that they are not bound by gravity. A stunning fusion of modern dance, acrobatics, b-boy and ballet.
Monday, October 2 at 7p.m. Informance recital followed by post-concert discussion.
(Free but reservations are required. Call the Fine Arts Center Box Office 413-545-2511)
The UMass Blue Wall and Baby Berk food truck will be serving North African cuisine all day with a special stop by Baby Berk outside the venue starting at 6 pm.
Limited space availability for master classes. Please call or email Cathy Maclutsky 413-545-6063 at UMass Dance Program.
Co-presented with UMass Dance Program at the Department of Music and Dance

Wednesday October 11, 7:30-8:30 p.m. UMass Old Chapel

Green Tara Meditation with Khen Rinpoche, Abbot of Tashi Lhunpo Monastery

For the 10th Annual EXPLORING BUDDHISM series in the Five Colleges
Tara, female goddess of mercy, is a benevolent savioress who comes to the rescue of sentient beings in distress. Beloved by Tibetans as a manifestation of all the Buddha's activities, Tara can soften and help us transcend our negative mental attitudes. Khen Rinpoche will give an introduction to Tara and her attributes, and then lead a guided visualization on Tara.
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March 28, 2018 at 7p.m Earle Recital Hall, Smith College FREE

Javanese Gamelan Music: Workshop and Presentation

Six well-known musicians from the court city of Surakarta, Java, Indonesia will present a workshop and a recital featuring a Gamelan ensemble of bronze keyed instruments, gongs, vocals, xylophone, bowed lute, and bamboo flute. They will be assisted by Philip Acimovic, Gamelan Ensemble director, UC Davis, and Maho Ishiguro, Gamelan Ensemble director, Smith College. 
Co-presented with Smith College Department of Music